Archiv: strikes


05.10.2019 - 16:53 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador Transport Unions Declare Strike Over, Others Continue

Despite the transportation sector declaring an end to the strike, several other major social society organizations of Ecuador, such as the Confederation of National Indigenous of Ecuador (CONAIE), the Popular Front, and the United Workers Front (FUT), collectively announced they will continue to protest throughout the country against the IMF-induced adjustments that also include tax and labor reforms, and other proposals to flexibilize the nation’s economy.

01.10.2019 - 01:08 [ The Jordan Times ]

Ministry invites students to return to schools despite ongoing teachers’ strike

The abiding circular is in compliance with the Administrative Court’s ruling, issued on Sunday, ordering an „immediate“ suspension to teachers‘ nationwide strike following a lawsuit filed by parents, Education Minister Walid Maani said on Monday in an official letter carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

05.08.2019 - 01:03 [ teleSUR ]

Peru: Army Deployed to Port Amid Protest Against Mining Project

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra authorized Sunday for the army to join the national police forces to “protect” the key mining port of Matarani, a day before an expected new round of protests against Southern Copper’s ‘Tia Maria’ open-pit mining project.

16.07.2019 - 04:07 [ teleSUR ]

Peru: Farmers Launch Indefinite Strike Against Major Open-Pit Mining Project

Peruvian farmers from the Tambo Valley in the central region of Arequipa began an indefinite strike Monday to protest the government’s approval to initiate construction of a major open-pit mining project known as ‘Tia Maria’, granted to United States mining corporation, Southern Copper.

16.07.2019 - 04:03 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador: Workers, Farmers Launch National Strike Against Moreno’s Gov’t

Ecuador’s National Campesino Movement (Fecaol) and workers’ unions have launched a five-day national strike Monday to protest President Lenin Moreno’s neoliberal government, as massive manifestations in the country’s capital and major cities are expected on Tuesday.

02.07.2019 - 11:00 [ English Radical History ‏/ Twitter ]

In July 1888, women and girls who worked at Bryant and May’s match factory in Bow, London, went on strike over poor working conditions.

Low pay for a 14-hour day was cut even further if workers talked or went to the toilet, and bone cancer caused by white phosphorus was common.

21.06.2019 - 02:17 [ teleSUR ]

Honduran President Deploys Military Across Nation Amid Chaos

President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) announced orders to the Honduran military Thursday to deploy to all parts of the country to stamp down the ever-widening protests against the neoliberal policies of his administration. This follows an overnight emergency session with his National Defense and Security Council after a violent night of protests turned deadly.

12.06.2019 - 18:10 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

Sure, the EU likes workers‘ rights… unless they get in the way of corporate profiteering, then the ECJ steps in and squashes them. @EddieDempsey #brexit

12.06.2019 - 12:26 [ teleSUR ]

Strikes Spread Across Honduras as Taxi Drivers Join Protesters

Teachers, students, and doctors have been demonstrating for weeks, rejecting the privatization of health and education sectors promoted by the Juan Orlando Hernandez administration. Ending police brutality against protesters has also been added to their list of demands as well as impartial investigations into those cases.

31.05.2019 - 16:11 [ teleSUR ]

Honduran Police Repress Protesters Amid National Teacher Doctor Strike

To them, this is the beginning of what will be a wave of mass layoffs and privatization of the systems. JOH has also been trying to push privatization via Employment and Economic Development Zones, which activists have warned, would put parts of the country up for sale.

28.04.2019 - 21:47 [ Reuters ]

Flagship Argentine airline cancels Tuesday flights due to strike

Argentina’s government-controlled carrier Aerolineas Argentinas said on Sunday it canceled all flights scheduled for Tuesday due to a nationwide strike by labor unions opposed to the austerity program of President Mauricio Macri.

24.03.2019 - 12:52 [ CBS Los Angeles / Youtube ]

Bernie Sanders Join Thousands Of Striking Workers At UCLA Rally

(20.3.2019) Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders joined thousands of University of California union workers Wednesday at UCLA who are taking part in a one-day statewide strike, calling for higher pay and better benefits amid contract negotiations.

08.03.2019 - 04:44 [ WSWS ]

Teachers strike wave spreads across five continents

Across the world, teachers in dozens of countries across five continents are taking part in a strike movement of unprecedented international proportions.

In advanced and underdeveloped countries alike, teachers are fighting for the same cause: the defense of public education. They belong to the same class—the working class—and they confront the same enemies: the governments and corporations who demand privatization and cuts as well as the trade unions who isolate and betray.

16.02.2019 - 02:19 [ Peoples Dispatch ]

10,000 workers to go on indefinite strike against privatization of Indian airports

„And now after modernizing these six airports with public money under AAI, handing them over to private hands through PPP route tantamount to an undue bonanza to private players at the cost of public exchequer, besides being totally unjust and extremely unfair which may please be taken note of,“ reads the letter.

05.02.2019 - 17:53 [ CGT.fr ]

Le 5 février, grève nationale de 24h : la carte des mobilisations

Depuis de nombreux mois, les salarié-es, les retraité-es, les privé-es d’emploi et la jeunesse se mobilisent dans notre pays. Depuis la fin de l’année 2018, le mouvement dit des Gilets jaunes mobilise les attentions et révèle un regain de confiance en l’action collective. La démultiplication des mobilisations s’oppose à la profonde injustice sociale et exige une autre répartition des richesses créées par le travail… Retrouvez dans cet article la carte des mobilisations pour le 5 février.

05.02.2019 - 17:48 [ theLocal.fr ]

How Tuesday’s nationwide strikes in France could affect you

The hard left CGT union has called for a national day of strikes and demonstrations on Tuesday in France in response to the national consultation launched by the government and to the ongoing „national crisis“.

30.01.2019 - 16:49 [ WSWS ]

Indian government fires hundreds of teachers as Tamil Nadu strike faces a crossroads

The court called on teachers to return to work on Tuesday, declaring that the strikers, not the government, were threatening the future of their students who are due to sit annual examinations. Later that day, 3,000 teachers were detained and their protests broken up by police. They were held in various halls for several hours and then released.

20.12.2018 - 18:03 [ Euronews.com ]

Death toll in French ‚yellow vest‘ protests rises to nine

Local officials said the latest victim, a man aged about 60, was hit by a truck near a motorway where demonstrators had been gathering.

17.12.2018 - 17:03 [ WSWS ]

Mass demonstration by Los Angeles teachers

Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers and their supporters converged in a rally and march in downtown Los Angeles Saturday to demand better pay, smaller class sizes and increased funding for the 640,000 students in the second-largest school district in the United States. The demonstration, which involved up to 50,000 protesters, was the latest indication of the resumption of resistance by educators who, earlier this year, were involved in the largest strike wave by teachers in decades.

15.12.2018 - 20:07 [ IrishTimes.com ]

Thousands of ‘yellow vests’ demonstrate in France in fifth weekend of protests

The interior minister said around 69,000 police were active on Saturday with a reinforced presence in the cities of Toulouse, Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne.

A police source told Reuters some 16,000 protesters had been counted in France, excluding Paris, by 11am Irish time, compared to 22,000 at the same time on December 8th.

15.12.2018 - 13:21 [ LCI / Twitter ]

Sur les marches de l’Opéra de Paris, un des #GiletsJaunes prend la parole au mégaphone : „Nous exigeons une baisse sérieuse de toutes taxes et impôts, sur les produits de première nécessité, de l’énergie, logement, transports, produits alimentaires, vêtements…“

15.12.2018 - 13:13 [ La Plume Libre ‏/ Twitter ]

#Acte5 Première action de cette journée, des #Mariannes dénudées se tiennent devant les forces mobiles. Action symbolique. #giletsjaunes #Paris #15Decembre

15.12.2018 - 13:07 [ Connexion ]

Unions call strike as protests continue across France

For today (Friday December 14) and Tuesday December 18, unions called for strikes across several industries, including air traffic control, transport, and education. The call read: “We must act for an immediate increase in salaries, pensions and social protection.”

The unions the FSU, Solidaires, SUD and UNEF have also joined the movement.

28.11.2018 - 02:03 [ KPLC TV ]

24-hour Greek media blackout ahead of broader strike action

Greek journalists walked off work for 24 hours Tuesday ahead of a broader nationwide strike that is expected to cripple transport services as austerity-weary labor unions press for salary and pension raises and tax cuts. No news programs were being broadcast on TV and radio, while newspapers will not be printed on Wednesday, the day of the strike called by GSEE, the country’s biggest labor union.

24.11.2018 - 16:57 [ Trend.az ]

Argentine airline cancels 371 flights due to strike ahead of G20

Argentina’s state-owned airline Aerolineas Argentinas said on Friday that it had canceled all flights scheduled for Monday due to a strike called by pilots and other personnel, just days before the country is to host a meeting of the G20, Reuters reported.

More than 370 flights, affecting 40,000 travelers, have been scratched from the schedule, Aerolineas [AERA.UL] said in a statement.

06.10.2018 - 11:21 [ Bloomberg ]

UPS’s Union Rejects Labor Contract, Raising Risk of Strike

United Parcel Service Inc.’s union ratified a five-year labor agreement for employees — even though a majority of members who voted turned it down.

The 54 percent “no” vote wasn’t enough to block the deal under union rules since less than half the membership turned out to cast ballots, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters said in an emailed statement.

21.08.2018 - 23:21 [ teleSUR ]

US: Prisoners Strike Over Conditions Akin to ‚Modern Slavery‘

Prisoners across the United States, which is home to the world’s largest prison population, went on strike in at least 17 states Tuesday. Prisoners are refusing to work, holding sit-ins and going on hunger strike from August 21, the 47th anniversary of the murder of Black Panther member, George Jackson, by correctional officers in San Quentin, until September 9, which marks the 47th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising for humane conditions and fundamental sociopolitical rights.